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Liturgical Ministries

"Blow the trumpet in Zion; sanctify a fast; call a solemn assembly; gather the people." -- Joel 2: 15
Liturgy is "the source and the summit" of our lives as Christians.  It is a means to encounter God’s Divine Presence.  While our priests lead the liturgy, many members of our community serve as liturgical ministers, collaborating before and during the Mass to create meaningful environment of worship for all.  We carefully prepare Masses that encourage “full, conscious and active participation.” We also understand that some are more introspective, and we encourage participation in a way that is most meaningful and most comfortable for each individual.
Many who gather to worship with us allow themselves to be formed by it ... and go forth from it as a visible sign of the loving presence of God, not only to the people of our community, but for all the world. Liturgy is not simply a human creation. While it relies on human words and human actions--and objects made by human hands-- it was given to us by the Lord through the tradition of the church.
By virtue of baptism, each of us is called to minister to the needs of one another. We rely heavily on the dedication of hundreds of men, women, teens, and children who participate in liturgical ministries available at Christ King Parish including:  

Are you called?  For additional information, please call the parish office at 414-258-2604 - Email



  • Concerns about Sharing the Communion Cup During Cold and Flu Season
    The topic of hygiene and drinking from the common cup has been the subject of religious debate and scientific  [ ... ]

    The topic of hygiene and drinking from the common cup has been the subject of religious debate and scientific investigation for the past one hundred years. To date, the transmission of a dis- ease has never been traced to the shared communion cup among any religious denomination that has this practice. A recent CDC study of a significant sampling of daily Mass attendees has shown that they are no more likely to contract a cold or the flu than the population as a whole.

    Although it is not possible to state that infection will never take place through the practice of sharing the cup at communion, most scientists agree that it is highly unlikely. It is wise, however, for individuals to be aware of the condition of their general health and to judge whether even the slightest risk might put them in danger.

    As an act of charity towards other members of the communi- ty, individuals with colds, cold sores or any illness that might be contagious should receive the body and blood of Christ under the form of bread alone and refrain from shaking hands with fellow parishioners during these time of illness.

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